Hiram started out with four straight victories before falling to second-ranked Hillgrove 63-50 on Saturday.
Earlier in the week, the Hornets beat Rome 64-61 on Friday and Cedartown 71-50 Dec. 1.
The South Paulding boys are also off to a good start with a 4-1 record, winning three times during the week.
The Spartans beat Allatoona 53-43 on Saturday, North Paulding 67-47 on Friday and Douglas County 68-58 Dec. 1.
In the Allatoona game, Tony Daniel led the Spartan scoring with 11 points, followed by Josh Patton and Donovan Fleming with eight each.
Fleming had big nights against North Paulding and Douglas County, scoring 30 against the Wolfpack and 23 points with seven rebounds against Douglas County. Hunt and Daniel were the second leading scorers in the two games.
The Lady Spartans are also off to a good start, sporting a 4-1 record and winning two of three games last week.
On Saturday, South Paulding beat Allatoona 60-46 and defeated county rival North Paulding 75-17 on Friday.
Porsha Martin, who recently signed with USC-Aiken, was dominating both nights, with 29 points and six rebounds on Friday and following up with 32 points on Saturday night.
Martin became the first player in school history to break 1,000 points and have 500 rebounds.
South Paulding lost to Douglas County 55-46 Dec. 1.
“We were down by two points with a minute to go, missed two free throws and had two crucial turnovers that cost us the game,” said Lady Spartan coach Kelly Nye-Hinkson.
Martin had 17 points and six rebounds, followed by Ashley Jetton with 10 points and six rebounds.
In other boys action on Saturday, Dalton beat Paulding County 85-54 and St. Francis defeated North Paulding 72-68.
On Friday, Allatoona beat Paulding County 68-53 and South Cobb defeated East Paulding 72-52.
North Paulding picked up its first win of the season Dec. 1 with a close 53-50 decision over Paulding County.
Austin Lee and Chris Conley had 12 points each to pace the Wolfpack.
East Paulding lost to North Cobb 46-38 Dec. 1.
In other girls action, Allatoona beat Paulding County 49-44 on Friday and Rome knocked off Hiram 62-23.
On Dec. 1, Paulding County beat North Paulding 52-46, Hiram beat Cedartown 49-39, and North Cobb defeated East Paulding 55-24.
Hiram and South Paulding had several players named to the all-region first team.
On offense, three players from Hiram were recognized: quarterback Jared McClain, wide receiver Dylan Cook and athlete Mario Rolland.
Offensive lineman Zach Hemmila from South Paulding was also named to the first team.
On the defensive side, three Spartans were named to the first team.
Linebacker Broderick Sellers, defensive back Ryan Ayers and punter Cody Hunt made the first team.
They were joined by Leighton Gasque, a linebacker from Hiram.
Six other Paulding players were named to the second team.
Those selected were Charlie Sashington, running back from Hiram; Ronale Hargo, wide receiver from Paulding County; Darrius Stephens, offensive lineman from Hiram; and Matt Cowan, offensive lineman from Paulding County.
Tremonte Jackson, a defensive lineman, and Travis Appleby, a defensive back, from Hiram rounded out the second team.
Felicia Morris, a senior at Hiram High, was recently named to the Class AAAA All-State Softball first team.
The East Paulding Raiders are 11-3 on the season and have placed in the top three in every tournament entered this year.
Individual leaders for the Raiders are J.T. Mangin (12-2), Anton Mangin (13-1), Kevin Olson (11-3), Dalton Fishback (13-1), Bo Viness (12-2), Demtre Liquori (14-0) and Eric Bardertscher (12-2).
Hiram at Paulding County
Northwest Whitfield at South Paulding
North Paulding at Cass
East Paulding at Woodstock
South Paulding at Hiram
Cass at Paulding County
North Paulding at Rome
Cedartown at East Paulding